University of California, Santa Barbara

Faculty Profile

Paul Atzberger

Associate Professor

Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering

Paul Atzberger

Contacts

Department of Mathematics
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

tel: (805) 893-3239
fax: (805) 893-2385
atzberg@math.ucsb.edu

Personal web site

Research Description

Dr.Atzberger's research concerns mathematical and computational approaches for the study of stochastic phenomena. He works in the areas of statistical physics, stochastic analysis, and scientific computing. Specific application areas include: soft condensed materials and complex fluids, micro-rheology, molecular motors, and microfluidic / nanofluidic devices.

Research Groups

Biography

Professor Paul J. Atzberger joined the faculty in the Mathematics Department in the fall of 2006. He received his doctorate degree from the Courant Institute at New York University in 2003. Following his Ph.D., Dr. Atzberger spent three years at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a post-doctoral researcher where he was awarded the NSF Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences (VIGRE) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Professor Atzberger\'s research concerns mathematical and computational approaches for the study of stochastic phenomena. He works in the areas of statistical physics, stochastic analysis, and scientific computing. Specific application areas include: soft condensed materials and complex fluids, micro-rheology, molecular motors, and microfluidic / nanofluidic devices.

Affiliations

  • California NanoSystems Institute
  • Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation
  • Computational Science and Engineering

Awards/Honors

  • NSF Career Award, 2010 - 2015
  • Hellman Faculty Fellowship, 2009 - 2010
  • Founders’ Day Award, NYU,, 1998

Selected Publications

See complete list of publications
  • Spatially Adaptive Stochastic Numerical Methods for Intrinsic Fluctuations in Reaction-Diffusion Systems, Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 229, Issue 9, 1 May,, 2010, Pages 3474-3501, Atzberger, P.J.,, web link
  • Hybrid Elastic / Discrete-Particle Approach to Biomembrane Dynamics with Application to the Mobility of Curved Integral Membrane Proteins, Phys. Rev. Lett., 102, 138102, 2009, Naji, A., Atzberger, P.J. and Brown, F.L.H., web link
  • Micromagnetic Selection of Aptamers in Microfluidic Channels, PNAS, Vol. 106 No. 9, 2009, pp. 2989-2994, , Lou, X., Qian, J., Yi, X., Viel, L., Gerdon, A.E, Lagally, E.T, Atzberger, P.J., Heeger, A.J., and Soh, H.T., web link
  • On the Foundations of the Stochastic Immersed Boundary Method, Comp. Meth. in Appl. Mech. and Eng., Vol. 197, Iss. 25-28, 2008, pp. 2232-2249, Kramer, P.R., Peskin, C.S., and Atzberger, P.J.
  • Theoretical Framework for Microscopic Osmotic Phenomena, Phys. Rev. E, 75, 1, 2007, Atzberger, P.J. and Kramer, P.R.
  • A Brownian Dynamics Model of Kinesin in Three Dimensions Incorporating the Force-Extension Profile of the Coiled-Coil Cargo Tether, Bull. Math. Biol., vol. 68, no. 1, 2006, 131-160, Atzberger, P.J. and Peskin, C.S.
  • A Note on the Correspondence of the Immersed Boundary Method with Thermal Fluctuations To Stokesian-Brownian Dynamics, Physica D., In Press, 2006, Atzberger, P.J.
  • A Stochastic Immersed Boundary Method for Fluid-Structure Dynamics at Microscopic Length Scales, J. Comp. Phys., In Press, 2006, Atzberger, P.J., Kramer, P.R., and Peskin, C.S.
  • Error Analysis of a Stochastic Immersed Boundary Method Incorporating Thermal Fluctuations, 2006, Atzberger, P.J. and Kramer, P.R
  • Velocity Correlations of a Thermally Fluctuating Brownian Particle: A Novel Model of the Hydrodynamic Coupling, Phys. Lett. A., vol. 351, Iss. 4-5, 6, March, 2006, 225-230, Atzberger, P.J.

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